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Posted on: January 24, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 24, 2024

Meet Your New Council Member

Frank Boykin Swearing In

At its first City Council meeting of the new year, Frank Boykin was sworn in as one of two new members of the University Place City Council. Here’s just a bit more information about Council Member Boykin and his goals for his term in office:

Frank Boykin has served as the vice chair of the City’s Planning Commission for 12 years, as treasurer of the Economic Development Corporation of Pierce County and was appointed by former governor Gary Locke to the Washington State Commission on African American Affairs. He currently works as the Program Director for the Washington Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center (under the U.S. Department of Commerce). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO.

Council Member Boykin wants to explore new ideas about community safety, economic vitality and community growth. He has been a resident of University Place since 2004. He and his wife Alyce have an adult daughter, Tasia. Email him at

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